Chanting Denied Shores: The Komagata Maru Narratives: A Novel
Calgary: Bayeux, 2010.
9th floor PS8626 .A44 C43 2010
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
With Vancouver’s waterfront ringing to the verses of ‘White Canada Forever’, hundreds of Punjabi East Indians have quietly sailed into the harbour clamouring for their right as equal subjects of the British Empire to relocate in Canada, their chartered ship ‘Komagata Maru’ now rusting at anchor inside the Burrard Inlet. The hopeful would-be-immigrants find the city distracted by exuberant Victoria Day celebrations, not to mention Buffalo Bill’s final visit and circus billed as ‘The Best Show On Earth’.